Saturday, June 9, 2012

Scrapped my Day Away


Today was an awesome creative day for me.  I have been lacking mojo lately.  I planned on going to Scraputante's Fundraising Crop for Second Chance with Saving Grace, but wasn't sure how much I was going to accomplish.

When I got there and was chatting with the other ladies, I  could feel the mojo building...About an hour into the crop I finally sat down to start my first page!  I had such an amazing time.  The ladies were awesome, the food was amazing, and we were pampered throughout the day!

Here are the layouts that I made today.  Many of them are for different challenges.  This always helps me when I am having issues and struggling with my creativity!!

This first layout is a photo of my dad and I's dance at my wedding...I also took a photo of the handkerchief that I gave my dad on my wedding day, which says "Today a bride, Tomorrow a wife, Always your little girl"  I used Echo Park paper for the background and for the photo mats and the circle is a Jenni Bowlin die cut paper...For the Dusty Attic Chippie, i first painted it with gesso, and then misted it with red and black glimmer mist....

This next layout is a photo of my mom who is having a tea party with her doll...I think the photo is just so sweet.  I used the AMAZING new Graphic 45 Ladies Diary papers for this one.  I fussy cut the teapots out of one of the patterned papers...the teapot in the upper left hand corner is a prima resist canvas, that i misted using Glimmer Mist Vintage Pink.  Some of the flowers were already colored, and the others I misted.  I also added a vintage metal chair from Prima on the bottom.

This layout features My Minds Eye Nostalgia collection and hexagons.  They are all the rage lately, and this is my first layout with them.  I inked the edges using Quick Quotes chalk ink, which I am absolutely loving!  Many of you who follow my scrapping know that I do not journal nearly enough.  This photo is so dear to me that I did do journaling.  Although its a pretty basic layout, and not my usual style, I am extremely happy with how it turned out.

This is a fun layout featuring Authentiques Glory Line...Its not just for 4th of July!!  This is a photo of my Aunt Sis holding me and I am guessing Im about a year and a half old here...(my dad's beetle is in the background)...The banners are from Heidi Swapp and I colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Markers...

I also completed a card for fathers day, but have no idea where it landed when I was packing up LOL...I will post photos of that if I find it!!  

Thanks for stopping by and looking at what I did today...hope you are having an awesome weekend!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Scraputante Reveal Day and Blog Hop

We are having an amazing staggered reveal for this Months June Cotillion Kit over at  If you are stumbling here then you need to start our blog hop over at Dawna's Blog!!

Here is what the amazing kit looks like as it comes to you:

So full of Basic Grey, Simple Stories, and Fancy Pants Designs....the embellies are just as amazing and seem to never end!!  Get your's while supplies last, they are going fast!

Ok, here is the schedule for reveal by our esteemed Design Team

Dawna Scharff will reveal  June 1st, and her blog can be found here:

Kelly Shoaf will reveal on June 2nd :  the scraputante blog with all instructions will be found here!!

Holly Corbett will reveal on Sunday, and she does not have a blog, so go to her FB page and comment that Courtney's Blog sent you by clicking here Holly's "blog"

Courtney Villari reveals on Monday, you can comment on her blog here:

And finally Amelia Crowe will reveal on Tuesday.  She can be found here:

Thanks to all and happy scrapping! :)

I will be posting my layouts later this evening when I get home from can see them here and over at you must comment on our blogs to be eligible to win this amazing kit!!

And without further a are my layouts...Sorry for the delay

This is a layout of my mother and it has always been one of my favorite pictures!!

Here is a picture of my brother and sister....i don't remember where we were, but they were being goofy as always!!

This is a layout of my mother at great adventure around 1996...

This kit is so versatile and just awesome to work with...I am hoping to get a few more layouts done this week with these amazing papers...Don't forget to check out Amelia's Blog tomorrow!